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tight British & World English

Fixed, fastened, or closed firmly; hard to move, undo, or open

tight English Thesaurus

he took a tight grip on her arm

full as a tick British & World English

Replete after eating (or very drunk)

gas-tight British & World English

Sealed so as to prevent the leakage of gas

sit tight British & World English

Remain firmly in one’s place

tight end British & World English

An offensive end who lines up close to the tackle

steam-tight British & World English

Not allowing steam to pass through

tight-arse British & World English

A person who spends as little money as possible; a miser

tight-arsed British & World English

Mean with money; miserly

tight head British & World English

The prop forward supporting the hooker on the opposite side of the scrum from the loose head

tight-knit British & World English

(Of a group of people) bound together by strong relationships and common interests

tight money British & World English

Money or finance that is available only at high rates of interest

tight-fisted British & World English

Not willing to spend or give much money; miserly

tight-fitting British & World English

(Of a garment) fitting close to and showing the contours of the body

tight-lipped British & World English

With the lips firmly closed, especially as a sign of suppressed emotion or determined reticence

tight-fisted English Thesaurus

being tight-fisted individuals, we bypassed the fee-paying nature trail

tight-lipped English Thesaurus

the company remains tight-lipped about the launch date

tight junction British & World English

A specialized connection of two adjacent animal cell membranes such that the space usually lying between them is absent

a tight corner British & World English

A difficult situation

run a tight ship British & World English

Be very strict in managing an organization or operation

keep a tight rein on British & World English

Exercise strict control over

squeeze British & World English

A state of being forced into a small or restricted space

sit tight in sit British & World English

Remain firmly in one’s place

airtight British & World English

Not allowing air to escape or pass through

tight-ass in tight-arse British & World English

A person who spends as little money as possible; a miser

tightwad British & World English

A mean or miserly person

skintight British & World English

(Of a garment) very close-fitting

tightrope British & World English

A rope or wire stretched tightly high above the ground, on which acrobats perform feats of balancing

watertight British & World English

Closely sealed, fastened, or fitted so that no water enters or passes through

weathertight British & World English

(Of a building) sealed against rain and wind

sit tight in sit English Thesaurus

this shouldn't take long—just sit tight

full as a tick in tick2 British & World English

Replete after eating (or very drunk)

run a tight ship in tight British & World English

Be very strict in managing an organization or operation

keep a tight rein on in rein British & World English

Exercise strict control over


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